Legislature Protects Students’ Privacy

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon college students can breathe easy knowing their universities will not have access to their social media accounts after a bill passed almost unanimously Monday. The Legislature voted 57 to 1 in favor of barring colleges and universities from having access to students’ social media accounts and passwords. “I’m glad they’re not … Continue reading »

Student Loan Rates Set to Double

(CNN) — Surrounded by college students in the rose garden, President Obama said higher education is the key to building the middle class. “You’re going to need more than just a high school education to succeed in this economy,” President Obama said. But he warned a college education may soon be out of reach for … Continue reading »

Interview: LCC Preview Night

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of high school seniors are heading Thursday to Lane Community College for Preview Night, a chance to visit the campus and learn more about Lane’s academic and career training programs. They can also learn about financial aid. It’s a big decision determining whether to go to college. Helen Garrett, LCC’s Dean … Continue reading »

Secretary Audits University System

EUGENE, Ore. — An audit of the Oregon University System has the secretary of state calling for change. Secretary Kate Brown wants to see more affordable options in the state’s public universities and debt reduction for college students in Oregon. Students KEZI 9 News spoke with say the cost of going after a degree these … Continue reading »

City Club Discusses Student Housing

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s an evolution that happened over time–the west University area morphed into a neighborhood chock full of student housing. That’s created some conflicts, like party noise and underage drinking. The City Club of Eugene tackled the issue Friday while hearing from the university’s housing director about how he resolves those conflicts. One … Continue reading »

UO Hosts Housing Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — University of Oregon students are preparing to look for where they’ll live next year, so the UO Dean of Students sponsored a housing fair. The goal is to bring property managers, landlords and other community services together to help students see what options are out there. “I think there’s a wonderful developmental … Continue reading »

Students React to College Debt Talks

EUGENE, Ore. — In Tuesday night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama announced a new online tool that will help perspective students find out where “they can get the most bang for their buck.” Students at the University of Oregon say they’re not surprised so many students are diving deeper and deeper into debt. … Continue reading »

4J Offers Financial Aid Clinics

EUGENE, Ore. — Important financial aid deadlines are fast approaching for college bound seniors. New this year, 4J is offering a federal pilot program to help students and families complete the process. Graduation is right around the corner. Next stop for many students–higher education be it a four year university, community college or technical school. … Continue reading »

Denture College Opens in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A dental college has selected Eugene as its headquarters. The American Denture College is open and has already enrolled students from across the country. The school says it hopes to have about 200 students per year, which would generate nearly $8 million toward to local economy. The campus says the denture industry … Continue reading »

University Enrollment at All-Time High

EUGENE, Ore. — From craft beers to the gorgeous outdoors, Oregon is known for a lot of things these days. Thanks to a recent report, it looks like we can add education to that list now, too. The Oregon University System is reporting record enrollment numbers this year. The OUS report says enrollment is at … Continue reading »

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